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*~Feli's Blog, News & Articles~*

Carlita
10-07-2005, 07:35 PM
I didn't see one here, so I made one :lol:

This is from Dutch Smash Magazine. (horror to scan btw) I have a bigger version. Anyone want that one, send me your email addy please :) it was to big to atach here! :(

freesbee
10-07-2005, 07:40 PM
ooooooooooooooooh me wants!!!!!:D he can buy me a coke any time ;) :lol:

Carlita
10-07-2005, 07:49 PM
:o Oh might be handy if I translate? :lol: although some things are not that difficult ;)



What's your favourite animal?
*dog

Fav sports?
*soccer & swimming

Hobbies?
*cinema & internet

Fav car?
*Porsche Cayenne

Fav drink?
*Coca Cola

Fav food?
*Eel

Fav music?
*Julio Iglesias :bolt: U2

Fav movie?
*Troy

Fav actors?
*Catherina Zeta Jones & Brad Pitt

Fav city?
*Madrid

Worst habit? (part of his character)
*impatience

Best habit?
*nobility

Best result on the court?
*First ATP title in Vienna

Worst thing in your carreer?
*many injuries in 2001

Biggest wish in tennis?
*to win Wimbledon

Most admired player?
*Roger Federer

Most admired female player?
*Justine Henin-Hardenne

Male tennisidol?
*Stefan Edberg

Female tennisidol?
*Steffi Graf

Who do you love the most?
*my family

What would you be if you weren't a tennisplayer?
*student


:lol: okay, I have my doubts about some of the answers.....but what would I know ? :haha:

freesbee
10-07-2005, 07:56 PM
thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu sjoukjeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeuh :smooch:

hmm I think he would be a swimmer instead of a student!! I heard he was a very good swimmer but that he chose tennis later on :)

julio iglesias :scared:

Iza
10-07-2005, 08:01 PM
thank you Sjouksy :hug:

Iza
10-07-2005, 08:09 PM
and thanks for the mail :kiss: *rep u when the ban expires*

Mount Goddess
10-07-2005, 10:41 PM
Ahhhhhhhhhhh feli like enriques daddy!!!

User id 7816
10-08-2005, 06:46 AM
these `fave food, fave movie` interviews crack me up but the tennis part is atleast some good info lol :p ....thanx for scan! :cool:

Eruwen
10-08-2005, 08:32 AM
:scratch: I didn't know we were living in 2002? :lol: I hate it when magazines make mistakes like that... He didn't win Vienna in 2001!!!! http://members.home.nl/gvanbienen/pissed.gif

:lol:

Carlita
10-08-2005, 10:03 AM
:shrug: well this is the magazine SMASH....the Dutch one...you remember the guy from Rosmalen....:rolleyes: I didn't expect anything else than this to be honest :lol:

Daisy
10-08-2005, 11:25 AM
:o Oh might be handy if I translate? :lol: although some things are not that difficult ;)



What's your favourite animal?
*dog

Fav sports?
*soccer & swimming

Hobbies?
*cinema & internet

Fav car?
*Porsche Cayenne

Fav drink?
*Coca Cola

Fav food?
*Eel

Fav music?
*Julio Iglesias :bolt: U2

Fav movie?
*Troy

Fav actors?
*Catherina Zeta Jones & Brad Pitt

Fav city?
*Madrid

Worst habit? (part of his character)
*impatience

Best habit?
*nobility

Best result on the court?
*First ATP title in Vienna

Worst thing in your carreer?
*many injuries in 2001

Biggest wish in tennis?
*to win Wimbledon

Most admired player?
*Roger Federer

Most admired female player?
*Justine Henin-Hardenne

Male tennisidol?
*Stefan Edberg

Female tennisidol?
*Steffi Graf

Who do you love the most?
*my family

What would you be if you weren't a tennisplayer?
*student


:lol: okay, I have my doubts about some of the answers.....but what would I know ? :haha:

:hug: Thanks so much for this :worship: I love these question and answer type interviews and the pictures were HOT :hearts: HOT :hearts: HOT!! :hearts:

Eruwen
10-08-2005, 01:21 PM
:shrug: well this is the magazine SMASH....the Dutch one...you remember the guy from Rosmalen....:rolleyes: I didn't expect anything else than this to be honest :lol: True :lol:

Carlita
12-08-2005, 06:35 PM
Sorpresa 7 December 2005

gosh this old hag has got some UGLY teeth :ras:

Mount Goddess
12-08-2005, 06:58 PM
Feli Feli Feli what are you playing at?:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

freesbee
12-09-2005, 02:45 PM
:rolls: that boxershort in pic 3 is too much :sobbing: :haha:

Mount Goddess
12-09-2005, 06:41 PM
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Iza
12-10-2005, 01:17 PM
oh yuck Feli *pukes*
that old woman is so nasty!
just imagine the two of them kissing :tape: yuck...disgusting!
come on, feli, you're pretty enough to have any nice girl not dinosaurs!

Carlita
12-10-2005, 01:41 PM
just imagine the two of them kissing :tape: yuck...disgusting!

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Carlita
12-22-2005, 05:49 PM
Scan from Semana 21 December 2005


okay, at least this girl would be a step up from the old bag!!! :lol:

Carlita
01-14-2006, 02:51 PM
Scan from ¡Hola! 12 January 2006

freesbee
01-14-2006, 04:25 PM
wow she's looking really pissed off :lol:

thanks Sjoukje :hug:

Carlita
01-14-2006, 04:59 PM
I hope it's not real fur on that thing she's wearing:( :sad: :(

Mount Goddess
01-14-2006, 06:42 PM
OMG what a minger!!! She looks like Jade Goody. For all of you not from England and don't know the Miss Kebab Goody herself, here is a pic:http://www.myvillage.com/images/celebs/photos/Jade-Goody271.jpg

freesbee
01-14-2006, 07:19 PM
:lol: yeah I must say they are a bit alike! and I hope she's not wearing real fur too :(

Mount Goddess
01-14-2006, 09:07 PM
well Jade would never wear fur, she wouldn't know where real fur comes from!!!!

federated
02-17-2006, 01:40 PM
does anyone know why feli's out of rotterdam? is he ok?

alfonsojose
02-17-2006, 02:47 PM
Hi, Feliciano fans. I found this :D

Fallciano Lopez :lol:
http://www.dubaitennischampionships.com/players.htm
It could have been Falociano :scared: :tape:

Iza
02-18-2006, 08:35 AM
Scan from ¡Hola! 12 January 2006



and that thing was Miss Spain :eek: :tape:

Carlita
02-18-2006, 11:00 AM
and that thing was Miss Spain :eek: :tape::haha: can you believe it ? :spit:

btw...why Feli cancel Rotterdam??? :awww:

Kyla
02-19-2006, 01:56 PM
btw...why Feli cancel Rotterdam??? :awww:

I just came here to ask the same question :unsure: Hope it's nothing serious.... :eek:

BTW, thanks for all the scans ;) I just googled his supposed new GF: She was born in 1975 so they are getting older and older... (leaving out the grandma - I just can't believe there was anything "going on" :eek:)

:bolt: over to the soap opera thread ;)

Carlita
02-24-2006, 10:26 PM
hmm I asked Sjeng Schalken if he knew why Feli wasn't in Rotterdam....he told me Feli was tired..... Sjeng said it's really hard if you do the Aussie tour, play DC and Marseille...the journey down under "kills" most players. :sad: Of course we're NOT too tired to play Dubai :rolleyes: Most players who cancelled Rotterdam will go to Dubai....:ras:

ms_kt
02-25-2006, 09:50 AM
HI... would love to have a full version of this...PLs...my email is: karen15_37@hotmail.com

federated
02-26-2006, 06:03 PM
apparently feli has been practicing with agassi in dubai:

http://menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=3137468&postcount=10

Just seen Rafa's mate Feliciano practising with Agassi. He was hitting with his shirt off and looked almost as ripped as the guy in my avatar! Unfortunately, his strokes were not nearly as ripped inside the court, and he was shouting out in Spanish most of the time to Andre's amusement. Agassi was moving ok and looked healthy. Don't think he's timing the ball quite as well as he'd like yet though.

Carlita
04-26-2006, 08:54 PM
26.04.2006 - 16:50h.

SE DISPUTARÁ ENTRE EL 21 Y 27 DE MAYO EN DUSSELDORF

Ferrer, Verdasco y Feliciano defenderán a España en la Copa del Mundo

David Ferrer, Fernando Verdasco y Feliciano López serán los tenistas que defenderán el pabellón español en la Copa del Mundo por equipos que se disputará entre el 21 y 27 de mayo en Dusseldorf (Alemania). Esta competición está destinada a las ocho mejores naciones del tenis mundial, una clasificación que se establece, año tras año, en base a la clasificación de la ATP.

La competición se disputa en dos grupos de cuatro equipos y dentro de cada uno de ellos todos se enfrentarán con todos a un partido. En cada confrontación habrá dos partidos individuales y uno de dobles. Los dos vencedores de cada grupo disputarán la final.

La competición, que alcanza este año su vigésimo novena edición, reparte 1,85 millones de euros en premios y ya ha sido ganada por España en cuatro ocasiones, en su debut, en 1978 (Manuel Orantes y José Higueras), en 1983 (Angel Giménez, Manuel Orantes, José Higueras, Fernando Luna), en 1992 (Luis Bruguera, Sergi Bruguera, Emili Sánchez, Sergio Casal) y en 1997 (Albert Costa, Felix Mantilla, Tomás Carbonell, Francisco Roig).

Carlita
08-21-2006, 05:32 AM
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Sunday, August 20, 2006

Hello everyone from New Haven.

I arrived here yesterday from Cincinnati, catching a 7am flight, which was sort of tough. Tonight is the players party from 6 to 9 in a bar close to the hotel. I will go to that but won't be too late as I play my first match tomorrow. I also went to the party last year and just about all of the players were there. I remember having some pizza.

I had a nice surprise for the tournament director Anne Worcester. I spoke to her on the courts today and told her that Rafa was coming to get in some practice. It's too early for him to go to New York to practice as none of the players are there. You can imagine that Ann was very surprised, but because the draw had already been made she knew there was no point asking if Rafa wanted to play the event.

Rafa wants to practice here today and tomorrow. Today he couldn't find anyone to hit with so he hit with my coach. The fans were very surprised to see him here and when word started to get around it became packed around his practice court. Tomorrow I think he's going to practice with Blake.

Rafa and I are doubles partners and very good friends. We share almost everything and practice a lot together. It's good to be around a guy with so much energy! We became friends during a year when we shared a coach, Francisco Roig. He still sometimes helps Rafa when Uncle Toni is not with him.

I practiced twice today - first with David Ferrer and then with Boris Pashanski - and also did some fitness work.

I didn't check email today but I did get a text message from my brother. He's just flown into New York from Madrid and he's brought some friends with him. His message was just a basic one: "I had a safe flight. We've just arrived. We're getting a taxi and going to the hotel.

Thanks for reading my first post. Check back for another one after my match against Volandri tomorrow.

Xristos
08-21-2006, 10:14 AM
Nice. I canty wait....hopefully he talks about his hair bands......

silver7
08-21-2006, 01:26 PM
Great :yeah: I´m looking forward to his next post:)

Xristos
08-21-2006, 01:29 PM
Hopefully it will be good!

Brego
08-21-2006, 05:46 PM
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Sunday, August 20, 2006

Hello everyone from New Haven.

I arrived here yesterday from Cincinnati, catching a 7am flight, which was sort of tough. Tonight is the players party from 6 to 9 in a bar close to the hotel. I will go to that but won't be too late as I play my first match tomorrow. I also went to the party last year and just about all of the players were there. I remember having some pizza.

I had a nice surprise for the tournament director Anne Worcester. I spoke to her on the courts today and told her that Rafa was coming to get in some practice. It's too early for him to go to New York to practice as none of the players are there. You can imagine that Ann was very surprised, but because the draw had already been made she knew there was no point asking if Rafa wanted to play the event.

Rafa wants to practice here today and tomorrow. Today he couldn't find anyone to hit with so he hit with my coach. The fans were very surprised to see him here and when word started to get around it became packed around his practice court. Tomorrow I think he's going to practice with Blake.

Rafa and I are doubles partners and very good friends. We share almost everything and practice a lot together. It's good to be around a guy with so much energy! We became friends during a year when we shared a coach, Francisco Roig. He still sometimes helps Rafa when Uncle Toni is not with him.

I practiced twice today - first with David Ferrer and then with Boris Pashanski - and also did some fitness work.

I didn't check email today but I did get a text message from my brother. He's just flown into New York from Madrid and he's brought some friends with him. His message was just a basic one: "I had a safe flight. We've just arrived. We're getting a taxi and going to the hotel.

Thanks for reading my first post. Check back for another one after my match against Volandri tomorrow.


Ooh thanks for this Carlita :) I can't seem to access the ATP
website today :mad: and wanted to read it.

Carlita
08-22-2006, 05:32 AM
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Monday, August 21, 2006

Hello again,
It was great to win my first round match against Volandri today but unfortunately my form didn't carry over to the golf course. In fact, if I played tennis the way I played golf, the result would have been like a 6-0, 6-0 loss to Roger Federer. I must have finished 15 or 16 over par for nine holes, so tell Tiger that he has nothing to worry about. More of the golfing disaster in a minute...

After my match I got something to eat in the players' restaurant and while waiting in line for some pasta I talked with Svetlana Kuznetsova. Earlier in her career she trained at the Sánchez-Casal Academy in Barcelona and she now lives in Barcelona, so she speaks very good Spanish. It had been a long time since I had seen her so we basically just asked her what she had been up to. She said that she lost to Hingis last week in her first tournament back since Wimbledon.

Then it was off to the golf course, which was just about 10 minutes away. That's the great thing about the States - you never have to go far to play golf. I really enjoy playing golf and play quite a bit during the year. But today was a very bad performance. The low light came on one of the par fours which had water in front of the tee and also water that came into play if you hit a long slice. So it was kind of a tough shot. (For those of you wondering, although I play tennis left-handed I play golf right-handed.)

I decided to go for safety to begin with and took out the four iron. But you really needed to hit quite a long shot to clear the water, which I didn't. Then I said 'Okay, it's time for the driver.' That was a mistake. It's a tough hole for the driver. Still, that didn't stop me using the driver again to put a third ball in the water. I just picked up my ball and gave up on the hole. Fortunately my playing partners - Luis Horna, my friend David and my coach, Galo Blanco - didn't give me too much of a hard time.

After Wimbledon I started working with both Galo and Albert Costa. As many of you know Albert is the father of twin girls, so he doesn't want to do too much traveling. But hopefully after the US Open you'll see him on the road with me a bit.

Last night I went to the players' party with David Ferrer and his coach but we arrived late - around 8.45 - and didn't stay too long. Although there was some light food we wanted to go to a restaurant and get a big serve of pasta to prepare for today's match. Rafa didn't come to the party. He practiced late so I think he just had room service at the hotel.

Tomorrow I play my second-round match against Jonas Bjorkman. With a Saturday final you have to play every day if you keep winning. Of course I would love to reach the final here like I did last year.

More tomorrow.

Xristos
08-22-2006, 06:40 AM
Intresting...

NINA_BCN
08-22-2006, 08:02 AM
Galo as Feli's coach? :eek: I've been a lil' bit lost lately...:tape: I need to be updated as soon as possible. :o

Carlita
08-22-2006, 08:14 AM
Galo as Feli's coach? :eek: I've been a lil' bit lost lately...:tape: I need to be updated as soon as possible. :o:haha: Aliciaaaaaaaaa :hug: where have you been? :D I thought Galo has been Feli's coach for a while now....... :scratch:

NINA_BCN
08-22-2006, 08:33 AM
:haha: Aliciaaaaaaaaa :hug: where have you been? :D I thought Galo has been Feli's coach for a while now....... :scratch:
I was on holidays some weeks ago (I went to Alicante :aplot: ). After I came back, I had a problem with my contact lenses (don't ask me what it was, I still don't know what happened to my eyes) and I barely could read the computer screen, so...no mtf for me 'til now. :tape:

Carlita
08-22-2006, 09:10 AM
I was on holidays some weeks ago (I went to Alicante :aplot: ). After I came back, I had a problem with my contact lenses (don't ask me what it was, I still don't know what happened to my eyes) and I barely could read the computer screen, so...no mtf for me 'til now. :tape::bounce: for your holiday and :hug: for your eye troubles.

Glad you're back :D

Xristos
08-22-2006, 01:33 PM
So Costa is Felis new coach??

Carlita
08-22-2006, 05:19 PM
no he's not....

found any hairbands yet? You should have them in the big drugstores. Australia is a modern country.

Xristos
08-23-2006, 02:58 AM
Still no luck.....dont think they sell them here...

Carlita
08-23-2006, 07:42 AM
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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

I was just finishing practice around 11.20 when the coach of Olivier Rochus came to the practice courts. "Did you know you're playing Melzer?" he said.
"No."
"Bjorkman has pulled out."
And that's how you know you're playing a lucky loser. Normally the ATP Supervisor would tell you as soon as he knows but in this case it must have just happened and I was out on court. I'm guessing Rochus' coach was in the player lounge and heard about it just before he came out to practice.

Even though I now had to prepare to play a left-hander I didn't rush around trying to find a lefty to practice against. I was just finishing up my practice. Even though I knew Jonas had pulled out of the Cincinnati singles last week I expected him to play here. Because in Cincinnati, even after pulling out of the singles, he played doubles, beat Rafa and me and then won the title.

Unfortunately I lost today and tomorrow I'll be on the tournament-provided bus at 10 am going into New York City. There will be about 50 guys and girls on the bus, which leaves from the tournament hotel. After the match I just came back to the hotel room and watched some TV and spoke to my family and girlfriend on the phone. She knows that after a loss I don't like to talk much about the match so we spoke mostly about her flight details. She's flying into New York on Thursday.

Last night I went to a very nice Spanish restaurant in the city out here. It was Nicolas Almagro's birthday so a lot of the Spanish guys were there celebrating. There seems to be a competition among the restaurants to see who can get the most players - we have been given coupons for free dinners and last night I shared a few starters with my coach and trainer and then I had a steak.
My brother came out to watch me today on the train but headed back after the match. I will make one more post tomorrow to tell you how the bus trip went and about my first day in the big city.

Feliciano

Carlita
08-24-2006, 05:52 AM
ah, there's Rafa again :lol:

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Wedneday, August 23, 2006



Well, it was a full bus this morning with about 50 players and coaches traveling from New Haven to New York City. I saw a lot of French guys on the bus - Clement, Mahut, Benneteau. It wasn't a noisy ride. Most people were like me - trying to get some sleep and listening to their iPods. The trip took about two hours and the bus stopped near the Intercontinental in midtown. At that point I jumped in a cab with my coach and trainer - and also Nicolas Almagro, who we dropped off on the way - to go to our hotel near Central Park. We checked in between 12.30 and 1 and then the first thing I did was go to the Nike store to pick up some shoes so I could practice. I couldn't wait till our big distribution day tomorrow. The US hard courts really kill the shoes and the pair I wore in New Haven were dead.

Tomorrow will be the big day. They give us so much stuff, but we have to be careful not to go silly because we have to take it all back to Spain after the Open. Because this is the last distribution of the year I'll probably get something like this: Five or six pairs of match shoes, one pair of running shoes, some different pairs of casual shoes, match clothes, practice stuff, bandanas.. everything!

We had lunch at the hotel and then left at 2.45 for Flushing Meadows. The draw was made around 11 in the morning but my first chance to see the draw came when I checked in at player registration on site. I quickly scanned the draw and found that I play the third seed Ljubicic. After that I looked to see who Rafa was playing and then I looked for the other Spanish guys.

I practiced from 4-6 with Santoro. Although he doesn't play like anyone else you're likely to play in the draw I enjoy practicing with him. He's fun to play with and very smart. After practice I ran for about 30 minutes and then took transportation back to the hotel.

Tonight I'll be going to dinner with my brother, a friend of mine from Madrid, my coach, trainer and Rafa. We're going to a Japanese restaurant.

Thanks for checking out the blog this week. I've had a lot of people tell me they read it.

Feliciano

Xristos
08-24-2006, 08:56 AM
Cool.

Xristos
08-24-2006, 08:59 AM
Very intresting about the distribustion of the Nike clothing. Very intresting indeed....

MariaV
08-24-2006, 09:10 AM
Awww how sweet of him, checking out Rafa's and other Spanish guys' draw. :hearts:

Baby May
02-26-2007, 10:05 PM
I find an interview with Feli, Fernando and Tommy but I can't understand it because it's Spanish,maybe someone could translate it for english, please??
Tenistas españoles modelos


Feliciano López, Fernando Verdasco y Tommy Robredo son tres de los tenistas más atractivos del circuito. Conócelos ejn pantalón largo.

Una acreditación VIP nos permite atravesar las barreras de seguridad que dan acceso a la zona privada que se instala en todos los torneos para los tenistas y sus familias, bebés incluidos. Se trata de un edificio anexo con área de descanso, un espacio que haría las delicias de los adictos a los videojuegos –todos reconocen que matan horas jugando a la Playstation–, pantallas planas de televisión gigantes, gimnasio y bufé privado, donde igual te cruzas con Roger Federer que con Nadal, bandeja en mano. Hoy, el revuelo que conlleva una sesión de fotos constituye un entretenimiento más. ¿Nuestros protagonistas? Tres de los tenistas más atractivos del circuito. Fernando Verdasco llega el primero, acompañado de su novia, la modelo Priscilla de Gustin. Pisándoles los talones, entra Tommy Robredo. Al rato, aparece Feliciano López, con cara de recién levantado, y guapo, como siempre. Arancha Sánchez Vicario, que pasaba por allí, casi nos da el titular: «¡Vaya tres mosqueteros!»

¿Hay un clan de españoles dentro del circuito? ¿Sois amigos o la competitividad se traslada fuera de la pista?
Tommy Robredo: Somos muchos españoles en el circuito y solemos estar juntos.
Fernando Verdasco: Yo me llevo bien con todos, pero sobre todo con los de mi generación. Tengo más en común con Tommy, Feli o Rafa que con Moyá o Ferrero. ¿Piques? Solo hay por el fútbol, ente los del Real Madrid y los del Barça. Feli era culé, pero se ha reconvertido...
Feliciano López: Lo dicen por fastidiarme, porque siempre he sido madridista.

¿Os picáis más por el fútbol que por el ranquin? ¿Se nota quién está más alto?
Fernando: ¿Que si le dejamos el sitio a Rafa cuando llega? ¡Noooooooo! (risas).
Feliciano: Todos sabemos lo que cuesta llegar donde estamos. Desde fuera no se valora, pero yo invito a que la gente haga una reflexión: ¿Se imaginan que estuvieran entre los 50 mejores del mundo en su trabajo? Si lo piensas, ¡es la bomba!

¿Os sentís víctimas de la Nadalmanía?
Tommy: Tener un fenómeno como Nadal debería ser bueno para todos, pero la realidad es que se le presta tanta atención en los medios de comunicación que es como si los demás no existiéramos.

Tú eres el sexto del mundo...
Tommy: Y no me conoce nadie, dilo. Pasa como con la Fórmula 1, que Alonso tiene que ir tapado con una manta por la calle y De la Rosa pasa inadvertido.
Fernando: Si fuéramos franceses, seríamos cracs, pero competir con Rafa es muy complicado.
Feliciano: Es que cada uno tiene un carisma... y él es un fenómeno mediático mundial. Por encima de Federer, que es el mejor tenista de la historia. Contra eso no se puede competir. Nosotros tenemos que luchar por ser buenos jugadores y ganar torneos, y los medios nos prestarán la atención que merezcamos.


Ellos y sus parejas
Feli, ¿tú eres el confidente de Rafa, no?
Tenemos muy buena relación. Este año, durante el torneo de Wimbledon, compartimos casa él, yo, su novia y la mía.
¿Cómo fue la convivencia?
Feliciano: Perfecta. Los tenistas estamos acostumbrados a convivir y compartir desde pequeños. A los 14 años ya viajamos con nuestro entrenador, así que casi nunca tenemos problemas. Fernando: Si no va tu novia, comes y duermes con él. Es como tu pareja.

¿La estabilidad sentimental beneficia vuestro rendimiento deportivo?
Fernando: ¡Sienta muy bien! Me encuentro mejor cuando Priscilla está conmigo en los torneos, pero intento que no me influya, porque no siempre me acompaña. Lo mejor es la estabilidad.
Tommy: He tenido novia hasta hace poco y no he notado la diferencia. En la pista no hay que dejarse influir por eso.
Feliciano: Lo importante es vivir tranquilo, sin problemas, porque afectan al rendimiento en la pista. Yo estoy muy feliz con María José (Suárez) y se nota.

Durante un tiempo diste mucho que hablar en los programas del corazón. ¿Cómo recuerdas aquella época?
Feliciano: ¡Fue una pesadilla! Estuve tres meses saliendo con Alejandra Prats y, de repente, pasé de ser un deportista a convertirme en un personaje público, con todo lo que eso conlleva. Luego me sacaron unas fotos en las que aparecía Ana Obregón, que no estaba ni en mi grupo, y vi cómo no paraban de decir mentiras sobre mí en televisión. Mandé un comunicado y fue peor, porque se lo tomaron a broma. No se puede luchar. Te sientes vulnerable cuando gente que no te conoce afirma que haces eso para tener más patrocinadores, por ejemplo.

¿No contribuyen la popularidad y la buena imagen a ello?
Feliciano: ¡Es una tontería! Si no ganas, por mucha imagen o popularidad que tengas, no sirve de nada. Los contratos publicitarios debes ganarlos en la pista.

Has hecho pinitos como modelo, ¿cómo te sientes en ese ambiente?
Feliciano: Hice un desfile y lo que vi no me gustó. El mundo del deporte es mucho más sano y menos falso.

Tommy ha afirmado que érais unos privilegiados, ¿estáis de acuerdo?
Fernando: Sí. Nos podemos permitir lujos que a nuestra edad sólo tiene un uno por ciento de la gente. Tenemos un buen coche, casa propia, la ropa que nos gusta, si vamos a cenar no miramos la cuenta...
Tommy: El nivel de vida es alto, pero el tenis nos impide hacer otras cosas.

¿Por ejemplo?
Tommy: Desde algunas tan tontas como seguir una serie de televisión hasta tomarme vacaciones un mes seguido o salir de marcha con los amigos.
Fernando: O hacer un botellón y emborracharte. A los 14 años yo iba de un lado a otro del mundo. Pero no conoces ningún país, porque vas del hotel al torneo y viceversa. Es una profesión corta pero dura, en la que tienes que estar centrado porque los errores se pagan caros.

Feliciano, has reconocido que eso es lo que te ha pasado esta temporada, ¿no?
Feliciano: Sí, he pagado los errores que cometí. Para mí ha sido el peor de los últimos cinco años. He aprendido de ellos y, al final, he recuperado la ilusión.

¿Ayuda un psicólogo a superar las situaciones que exigen motivación extra?
Feliciano: Algunos jugadores recurren a ellos para que les ayuden a aguantar la presión y a mantener la concentración.
Fernando: El tenis es tan competitivo que cuesta mantener la cabeza fría. Lo que distingue a Rafa de todos nosotros es, precisamente, su coco. Siempre cree que puede ganar. No se da por vencido.

Please help me and translate this if you can:help:
:)

safinaferrero
03-06-2007, 03:57 PM
María José Suárez: «Ahora siento que lo tengo todo» (http://www.diariosur.es/prensa/20070304/gente/maria-jose-suarez-ahora_20070304.html)

Didn't know that Maria José was older than Felo :scratch:

JaredPalmerFan
03-06-2007, 11:59 PM
That interview - I saw that the other week and did a cheap translation online. Anyway, there are little bios for each guy to the right and it says that Fernando collects clocks :-) I never knew...

safinaferrero
03-08-2007, 09:07 PM
Well basically nothin new on this article tommy say how medias are focus on Rafa etc...
Feli have been the center of spanish medias becoz of his ex gfs
Spanish players used to get along during the year
Feli&Rafa are very close they shared a flat during last wimbledon their gf were there too
Fernando say that he plays better when his gf is there
well nothin new

Baby May
03-08-2007, 10:40 PM
Thanks a lot:)

Sarah Maïder
04-04-2007, 08:43 AM
The Feliciano Lopez Interview


Some players first discover tennis on television and others come across the game at a local court. Feliciano Lopez's life-long love for the game is rooted beneath the family Christmas tree.


When the boy born in Toledo, Spain was five years old, he woke up Christmas morning and unwrapped the gift that would change his life.

"My father bought me a tennis racquet when I was five at Christmas," Lopez said. "That's why I play tennis now, because of him."

That Christmas present — combined with his father's coaching — helped develop Lopez's gift for the game. Lopez signaled his status as a player to watch when he reached the 1997 Orange Bowl final, falling to a scrawny Argentine teenager named Guillermo Coria.

Times have changed and the 25-year-old Lopez has grown into a solid threat on faster surfaces. Unlike many of his compatriots who are most comfortable on clay, Lopez's lethal lefthanded serve makes him most dangerous on faster courts. He won his lone singles title on an indoor hard court in Vienna in 2004 outlasting Guillermo Canas, 6-4, 1-6, 7-5, 3-6, 7-5, in one of the more memorable finals of that season. That title came nearly eight months after Lopez defeated Ivan Ljubicic and Mikhail Youzhny in succession to reach the Dubai final, bowing to World No. 1 Roger Federer, 6-4, 1-6, 2-6.

Reading Feliciano Lopez's serve can be as easy as deciphering hieroglyphics scrawled across the surface of a lake. The left-handed Lopez's service motion is so smooth you wonder if he ever sweats on serve.

He finished the 2006 season ranked 10th on the ATP Tour in aces with 468 in 48 matches. He has smacked 142 aces in 16 matches this season in which he reached the Las Vegas quarterfinals and the Miami round of 16.

When Lopez is at his best and his arm is loose and he's swinging freely, he's capable of causing problems for the world's best players. Lopez beat former Australian Open champion Marat Safin and former Wimbledon semifinalist Mario Ancic en route to the 2005 Wimbledon quarterfinals to become the first Spanish man since Manuel Orantes in 1972 to reach the last eight of the grass-court Grand Slam. Lopez produced a similar level of tennis against Ljubicic in scoring a 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 victory to dump the third-seeded Croatian out of the opening round of the 2006 U.S. Open.

A close friend and occasional doubles partner of second-ranked Rafael Nadal, the 6-foot-2 Lopez has the long locks and chiseled cheekbones of a man who could serve as Tarzan's tennis stunt double and enjoys a loyal female fan following at tournaments. Lopez joins David Ferrer, Tommy Robredo and Fernando Verdasco on the Spanish Davis Cup team that faces the United States in this weekend's Davis Cup quarterfinal at the Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C. Lopez is expected to partner Verdasco in doubles against twins Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan.

Scoop Malinowski, who cites two other famed lefthanders — Marcelo Rios and Monica Seles — as two of his top tennis influences, caught up with Lopez for this Biofile interview.

Status: Member of Spain's Davis Cup team. Has won one ATP title in Vienna (2004). Highest rank was 20 in January 2005. Has career wins over Canas, Ljubicic, Ferrer, Safin, Ancic, Schuettler, Malisse, Gaudio.

Height: 6-foot-2 Weight: 187 pounds.

Born: September 20, 1981 in Toledo, Spain.

Childhood Heroes: "Stefan Edberg. Because of him, I like the way he played, behaved but I like the way he was very quiet and very gentleman on court. I also like the way he played."

Hobbies/Interests: "I like cinema. I love soccer. I love to watch the games when we are at home in Madrid. When I come back to Spain, I don't have like so much time after practice and everything during the day. So the only thing I do is go to cinema, go to soccer games or go to dinner with friends."

Favorite Movie: "Braveheart I like a lot. This is the only one I think."

Musical Tastes: "I like Julio Iglesias. Laura Boccini - Italian singer. And I like many music styles like disco, dance, everything."

Early Tennis Memory: "When my father (Feliciano) went with me on the court when I was five years old, me and my brother (Victor). I don't remember any special moment, it was just my father, brother and me. My father bought me a tennis racquet when I was five at Christmas. That's why I play tennis now, because of him."

Favorite Meal: "Pasta, tomato."

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: "Haagen Dazs."

First Job: "I don't have."

First Car: "2003 Porsche (black)."

Funny Tennis Memory: "I remember one — my father threw a racquet over my head when I missed a forehand from the other side of the net [laughs]."

Pre-Match Feeling: "Like a little nervous when you have to go on the court, especially in the stomach."

Greatest Sports Moment: "Greatest moment...to be in the quarterfinals in Wimbledon (d. Safin, Ancic in 2005)."

Most Painful Moment: "When I had a wrist injury in 2000 I think, or 1999, I don't remember."

Favorite Tournament: "Madrid."

Closest Tennis Friends: "Nadal, [Fernando] Verdasco — I know him for many years. My father was his coach."

Funniest Players Encountered: "Verdasco is very funny. [Alex] Corretja. [Marat] Safin is funny [smiles]. I think he's funny on the court. He's such a good player and such a good personality on the court and I think the people love him."

Toughest Competitors: "Federer, Agassi, Nadal — I think those three."

Embarrassing Tennis Memory: "To play Davis Cup for the first time I think I was really nervous. (How did you do?) I played doubles (lost with Corretja), it was in the final against Australia. (Spain lost 3-1 in Melbourne in 2003)."

People Qualities Most Admired: "To be generous I think. Honest."

Alexandy
04-05-2007, 05:59 AM
Thanks so much for the great interview. :) I can't wait for DC. Since they are playing the U.S that means they are showing it on television here. I'll get to see Feli!!!

ETA: does disco music mean something different in Spain? When I think of disco I think of the Bee Gees.

martine2
04-05-2007, 07:28 AM
Thanks so much for the great interview. :) I can't wait for DC. Since they are playing the U.S that means they are showing it on television here. I'll get to see Feli!!!

ETA: does disco music mean something different in Spain? When I think of disco I think of the Bee Gees.


Over here it means the music they play in trendy discotecques where young people go out.
I don't thnk he likes old fashioned Bee Gees stuff :angel:

MaryWalsh
04-12-2007, 02:26 AM
Does anyone know why Feli is out of the players list for Monte Carlo? Thanks.

Carlita
02-03-2008, 07:53 AM
De actor a sustituto en la Davis

Cameo en 'Los Serrano' y relevo de Ferrer

Ángel Riguiera - 02/02/2008 03:00
"¿Y qué c... voy a hacer yo ahí dentro?". En un primer momento Feliciano López no se veía a sí mismo rodando escenas de una serie de televisión. Atendía estupefacto las explicaciones de Carlos Costa, su mánager y quien había recibido la oferta para que su pupilo hiciese un cameo –se interpretase a sí mismo– en uno de los episodios de la serie de televisión Los Serrano, que se emite cada martes en Tele5. "Carlos me dijo que él lo veía interesante, me lo pensé bien y me dije que podía ser una experiencia diferente".
'Feli' aceptó. Es mediodía, ha estado tres horas compartiendo plató con los actores profesionales, desde las nueve de la mañana. El rodaje, ayer, ha sido en Madrid, y atiende a MD por teléfono. Transmite alegría y satisfacción. "Me lo he pasado muy bien, ha sido muy divertido".
La jornada sería larga, pero por motivos deportivos. Por la tarde se confirmaba la lesión de David Ferrer, y el capitán Emilio Sánchez Vicario reclamaba a Feli para que hoy viaje a Lima para la disputa del Perú-España del 8 al 10 de este mes. El parte del doctor Ángel Ruiz-Cotorro señalaba que el alicantino sufría "una contractura severa a nivel de la unión músculo tendinosa del gemelo interno con el tendón de Aquiles de la pierna izquierda. Esta lesión requiere entre cinco y seis días de reposo y de tratamiento con anti-inflamatorios antes de una nueva evaluación".
Vuelco total en el programa de Feli, que no competía desde su derrota en la segunda de Australia y que no tenía previsto regresar al circuito hasta Marsella, del 11 al 17 de febrero. De la euforia de su estreno en una serie a la responsabilidad del equipo español.
Tenía experiencia como modelo en campañas publicitarias, "pero esto no tiene nada que ver. A mí me gusta más, una sesión de fotos se te hace un poco coñazo ya que te limitas a posar durante horas. No me importa hacer otras cosas siempre que no afecte a mi tenis".
Cuando resalta la labor y la naturalidad de los actores no sabía lo que le vendría después. "Con ellos es todo más fácil. Además, yo no he hecho más que interpretarme a mí mismo en una par de escenas. Haciendo de Feliciano es más fácil, otra cosa hubiera sido interpretar un papel. Eso sí que lo veo complicado".
Cree que ha sacado buena nota. "Lo he visto después en el monitor y me ha gustado. He pasado muchos nervios al principio, pero después me he soltado. Además, mi aparición es muy cortita. Estoy satisfecho, creo que a mis amigos les gustará cuando lo vean por la tele". Sólo ha sufrido "para aguantarme la carcajada mientras rodábamos. Sólo ver a 'Fiti' (uno de los personajes de la serie) me moría ya de la risa. Lo hacen muy bien".
Relajado después de su actuación, Feliciano López, 26 años y 37º jugador mundial, hablaba de su inicial descarte de la Davis. "Me sorprendió no estar en el equipo porque esperaba que Emilio diera continuidad a nuestro doble con Fernando Verdasco. Pero tampoco quiere decir que esa no sea la idea del capitán ya que es otra superficie, tierra, y era una buena ocasión para que Almagro debutase en la Davis. Creo que el doble volverá en próximas eliminatorias".
La relación con Verdasco
Se había comentado que la relación de Feli y Verdasco, amigos desde niños, pasaba por un mal momento. "No hay problema, tuvimos los típicos altibajos de los amigos, pero fueron tonterías y ahora estamos bien. Además, no fue nada que pudiera impedir que juguemos juntos".
Finalmente compartirán concentración, y muy probablemente doble, en Lima. "Feli no ha dudado un momento en dar el 'sí'", afirmó Emilio Sánchez.
Ferrer arrastraba dolores desde Australia, incluso se ha sometido a acupuntura, pero ayer se intensificaron. El 'actor' Feliciano recupera las raquetas. "El viaje fastidia un poco, pero ir a la Davis es un honor". Un día para no olvidarlo

http://www.elmundodeportivo.es/web/gen/20080202/noticia_53430788557.html


http://www.elmundodeportivo.es/gif/20080202/e__archivo_photo_10_1_1_20080202_YPO09F1.tif6.jpg
Feliciano López, con 'Fiti', el personaje que interpreta el actor Antonio Molero en la serie Los Serrano FOTOS: TELE 5

Carlita
02-03-2008, 07:59 AM
EL TENISTA PARTICIPÓ EN EL RODAJE DE UN CAPÍTULO DE LA SERIE
Feliciano, estrella invitada en 'Los Serrano'

MARCA http://www.marca.com/ficheros/marca/imagenes/feliciano_serrano_ES.jpg Feliciano López no es sólo uno de los mejores tenistas de España. Su planta y esos ojos de angelito le convierten también en un potencial galán de cine. Feli, de momento, tiene intención de seguir dando guerra en los circuitos, pero más adelante quién sabe… Por lo pronto ya ha inaugurado su currículum en la televisión. Lo ha hecho en una de las series de mayor éxito en España, Los Serrano, y, según nos cuentan, habemus actor en ciernes.

De algo tenían que servir tantas horas pegado a la pantalla en los hoteles. Porque Feliciano, al contrario que la mayoría de deportistas, no profesa la religión de las consolas. Lo suyo es el cine y las series de televisión. Ahora anda viciado con Prison Break, aunque Rafa Nadal le ha recomendado Perdidos. “Me gustan mucho las series y por eso me hizo mucha ilusión que me invitarán a participar en Los Serrano”, nos comentó ayer después del rodaje, “siempre la he seguido mucho”.

En el capítulo que se emitirá a mediados del próximo mes de marzo, Feliciano López interpreta a Feliciano López, un conocido tenista al que Fructuoso Martínez, el mecánico más famoso de Santa Justa ha liado para que preste su imagen a una campaña política. “Peatonalización, mayormente no” es el lema de la campaña con la que Fiti pretende evitar que peatonalicen el barrio.

Sabemos como maneja la raqueta ¿y lo de la claqueta? “Bueno, me ha resultado más fácil de lo que esperaba. Sólo hemos tenido que repetir un par de veces o tres cada escena, aunque si yo no hubiese estado seguro que lo hubiesen podido hacer a la primera”. Que tomen nota los directores porque le ha picado el gusanillo y está dispuesto a escuchar ofertas: “Bueno, si me ofrecen cosas que pueda compaginar con mi calendario estaré encantado porque es una cosa diferente y la verdad es que me lo he pasado muy bien”.

http://www.marca.com/edicion/marca/tenis/es/desarrollo/1085459.html

Tiklish
02-05-2008, 02:09 AM
Thanks for the article! I wish we could see the show here in the U.S. but we can't. We get a lot of telenovelas and other shows in Spanish here, but none from Spain that I know of.

Carlita
03-07-2008, 09:06 PM
hmm according to Semana nº 3.552, Feli and Maria Jose are thinking about marriage :D

I didn't buy the magazine, will try to find something about it online.

dulkogi
03-07-2008, 10:01 PM
No hay videos de feli en el rodaje de esa telenovela ??

Hace escenas hot ?

Eden
03-10-2010, 07:15 PM
Biofile with Feliciano Lopez

Published by Scoop Malinowski on December 21, 2009

http://thebiofile.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/P8210547-300x225.jpg
The flowing F-Lo backhand on display on Grandstand at the 2008 U.S. Open.

Status: Member of Spain’s Davis Cup winning team in 2008 and 2009. Highest rank was #20 in January 2005.

Ht: 6-2 Wt: 187

DOB: September 20, 1981 in Toledo, Spain.

Tennis Inspiration: “Stefan Edberg. Because of him, I like the way he played, behaved but I like the way he was very quiet and very gentleman on court. I also like the way he played.”

Hobbies/Leisure Activities: “I like cinema. I love soccer. I love to watch the games when we are at home in Madrid. When I come back to Spain, I don’t have like so much time after practice and everything during the day. So the only thing I do is go to cinema, go to soccer games or go to dinner with friends.”

Favorite Movie: “Braveheart I like a lot. This is the only one I think.”

Musical Tastes: “I like Julio Iglesias. Laura Boccini – Italian singer. And I like many music styles like disco, dance, everything.”

Early Tennis Memory: “When my father (Feliciano) went with me on the court when I was five years old, me and my brother (Victor). I don’t remember any special moment, it was just my father, brother and me. My father bought me a tennis racquet when I was five at Christmas. That’s why I play tennis now, because of him.”

Favorite Meal: “Pasta, tomato.”

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: “Haagen Dazs.”

First Job: “I don’t have.”

First Car: “2003 Porsche (black).”

Funny Tennis Memory: “I remember one — my father threw a racquet over my head when I missed a forehand from the other side of the net [laughs].”

Pre-Match Feeling: “Like a little nervous when you have to go on the court, especially in the stomach.”

Greatest Sports Moment: “Greatest moment…to win the Davis Cup (2008, 2009). And to be in the quarterfinals in Wimbledon (d. Safin, Ancic in 2005).”

Most Painful Moment: “When I had a wrist injury in 2000 I think, or 1999, I don’t remember.”

Favorite Tournament: “Madrid.”

Closest Tennis Friends: “Nadal, [Fernando] Verdasco — I know him for many years. My father was his coach.”

Funniest Players Encountered: “Verdasco is very funny. [Alex] Corretja. [Marat] Safin is funny [smiles]. I think he’s funny on the court. He’s such a good player and such a good personality on the court and I think the people love him.”

Toughest Competitors: “Federer, Agassi, Nadal — I think those three.”

Embarrassing Tennis Memory: “To play Davis Cup for the first time I think I was really nervous. (How did you do?) I played doubles (lost with Corretja), it was in the final against Australia. (Spain lost 3-1 in Melbourne in 2003).”

People Qualities Most Admired: “To be generous I think. Honest.”

Source: http://thebiofile.com/2009/12/biofile-with-feliciano-lopez/

Pirata.
03-10-2010, 07:37 PM
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: “Haagen Dazs.”

I didn't know Haagen Dazs was a flavour. :rolls:

CuriousCat
03-11-2010, 04:58 AM
Very interesting interview, thanx a lot Eden! :)

Pirata.
04-22-2010, 01:37 AM
Apparently Feli's girlfriend is one month pregnant! Here is a rough translation of the article:

The former Miss Spain Maria Jose Suarez and tennis player Feliciano Lopez are going to be parents.This was announced on Tuesday Pepa Jiménez in the program 'Tal cual lo contamos’ on Antena 3.

The journalist was live last week as María José went to the hospital accompanied by a friend and emerged minutes later, made a telephone call, according Pepa Jiménez, informed the caller that she was four weeks pregnant.

Feliciano, who is in Barcelona to participate in Conde Godo tournament, was besieged by reporters who wanted to congratulate him and ask him some questions about the pregnancy. His negative reaction was not expected, and the athlete was bothered by reporters.

Jiménez commented on the subject and made public his suspicions that something is wrong in the relationship between the tennis player and model. "Whenever I called, someone always answers the phone, but yesterday it was inoperative and they did not respond to messages."

Pepa raised in the program some reasons that might have caused the reaction of Feliciano, among which is the possibility that Maria Jose Suarez has not informed her partner about who is the father of her child.

:eek:

http://www.ideal.es/jaen/20100421/gente/maria-jose-suarez-felicianolopez-padres-hijo-201004211906.html

xohxmyx
04-22-2010, 03:48 AM
oh! how "trashy" :lol:
interesting to see if it's true!!

CuriousCat
04-22-2010, 07:02 AM
Wow :eek: The last part is especially interesting :lol:

Seville
04-24-2010, 02:35 PM
A lot of gossiping in Spain.

1) Feli and Mª José have split up.

2) Feli is not happy at all with that pregnancy.

3) He may have said to some acquaintances: "I'm not going to be a dad".

4) According to a Portuguese magazine, María José may have had 'secret datings' with footballer Cristiano Ronaldo in the last months. Feli was said to have an affair with Cristiano's exgirlfriend Marisa Sandoval at the end of 2009. María José taking revenge?

xohxmyx
04-24-2010, 03:11 PM
it would be a lie to say im not ridiculously interested in this story!
its soooo scandoulous! like a storyline from a crappy TV show or something!!:lol:

although i do feel sorry for Feli having to deal with this =\

smitty8
04-25-2010, 06:18 PM
I knew this would happen.

CuriousCat
04-28-2010, 02:38 PM
Feli and Maria Jose officialy parted! Here's her interview in "Hola!":

http://www.hola.com/famosos/2010042814063/mariajose/suarez/hola/1/

Rough translation:
Exclusive interview in: HOLA!: Maria José Suárez: ' I am pregnant and I will go forward alone. Feliciano and I have broken and there is no return '

After days of speculations on her relation with the tennis player Feliciano López, Maria José Suárez speaks this week in exclusive interview in the magazine: HOLA!. Ex-" Miss Spain" breaks her silence and not only she confirms her pregnancy, but also that her relation with the tennis player has finished. "Feliciano and I have broken and there is no return", affirms forceful the model and presenter.
Calm and serene, what one might imagine in her situation, Maria José is excited for turning into mother, over the disappointment, she has left the positive sensation of knowing that it has taken the best decision. "I know that it is hard to face me to being a single mother, but I had not liked that my future son was living through a separation or a hostile ambience. I believe that this is better to that Feli and I had not been well", tells ex-Miss Spain.
On the sportsman, the presenter declares: "He was thinking that he was the man of my life; if not, it would not have been so much time with him. He was sure that we were going to end together. We had overcome many crisises..." And she adds: "Not you stop loving overnight. But I am realistic seeing the facts. Also I love me himself and it has hurt me. My big error in this history is that it had to end three years ago. I have fought for our relation and leave it with the calm conscience. I know that I cannot do anything any more. "

Arwelya
04-29-2010, 06:14 AM
I have three words:
oh my god.

xohxmyx
04-29-2010, 09:26 AM
Well its better that if they dont know how to make it work together they dont try and pretend things are ok just because there having a baby togther, its better that they make the split official now before the baby is born and before things become a million times more complicated.

I really think that if a couple breaks up once they shouldnt get back together because 99.9.% of the time things will never go back to the way they were before they split, and it will always be there and eventually all the reasons they split n the first place will reamerge and things will just turn bad again.
but thats just my opinion on the whole thing.

I still think its shame that all this happened in the first place but it just goes to show just because your rich and famous and beautiful doesnt mean these sorts of things wont happen to you:shrug:

CuriousCat
04-29-2010, 09:52 AM
You're so reasonable xohxmyx, it's hard to believe you're really just 20 :)

As for me I'm not surprised at all. I always thought she was no match for him. It's strange how they managed to stay together so long. It is a great pity that this breakup came under such circumstances :rolleyes: I only hope he will not refuse of his child.

Seville
04-29-2010, 04:25 PM
Portuguese magazine.

Cristiano Ronaldo and his 'secret datings' with María José.

http://s.libertaddigital.com/fotos/noticias/250_0_cristiano-ronaldo-maria-jose-suarez-290410.jpg

Arwelya
05-01-2010, 06:30 PM
Well its better that if they dont know how to make it work together they dont try and pretend things are ok just because there having a baby togther, its better that they make the split official now before the baby is born and before things become a million times more complicated.

I really think that if a couple breaks up once they shouldnt get back together because 99.9.% of the time things will never go back to the way they were before they split, and it will always be there and eventually all the reasons they split n the first place will reamerge and things will just turn bad again.
but thats just my opinion on the whole thing.

I still think its shame that all this happened in the first place but it just goes to show just because your rich and famous and beautiful doesnt mean these sorts of things wont happen to you:shrug:

:worship:

Just too bad it all ends up in the media...

Pirata.
05-01-2010, 09:41 PM
Just too bad it all ends up in the media...

Agreed. It was bad enough that the rumours and gossip were out there, but her doing a tabloid interview is pretty classless if you ask me. This is a private matter between two adults, and I don't think Maria Jose is behaving like one with this interview.

Ales_Alessandra
05-24-2010, 11:52 PM
He tried to avoid, but at some point couldn't do it anymore. So here are Feli's thoughts on his loss today and also on evertyhing that is going on on his private life lately.
Hope he gets things sort it out and come back witih some good tennis fro grass court!
:hug: Feli!

http://www.rtve.es/deportes/20100524/era-sombra-feliciano-no-era-yo-realidad/332574.shtml

Matt H
05-27-2010, 04:38 AM
Well its better that if they dont know how to make it work together they dont try and pretend things are ok just because there having a baby togther, its better that they make the split official now before the baby is born and before things become a million times more complicated.

I really think that if a couple breaks up once they shouldnt get back together because 99.9.% of the time things will never go back to the way they were before they split, and it will always be there and eventually all the reasons they split n the first place will reamerge and things will just turn bad again.
but thats just my opinion on the whole thing.

I still think its shame that all this happened in the first place but it just goes to show just because your rich and famous and beautiful doesnt mean these sorts of things wont happen to you:shrug:

You're so reasonable xohxmyx, it's hard to believe you're really just 20 :)

As for me I'm not surprised at all. I always thought she was no match for him. It's strange how they managed to stay together so long. It is a great pity that this breakup came under such circumstances :rolleyes: I only hope he will not refuse of his child.

Agreed. Very insightful and mature post by xohxmyx.

And it really is difficult to know what the truth is...given that we see things through the filter of the media.

AngelicWhite
05-27-2010, 10:01 AM
Wait, WHAT. They're having a BABY?
And splitting up? And spreading nasty shit all over the tabloids? Oh god. Poor child.

FormerRafaFan
05-27-2010, 12:24 PM
Wait, WHAT. They're having a BABY?
And splitting up? And spreading nasty shit all over the tabloids? Oh god. Poor child.

Where have you been the last couple of weeks? This is old news by now. I heard about it many weeks ago :eek:

AngelicWhite
05-27-2010, 01:45 PM
I tend to live under a rock when my laptop breaks down :P I completely missed this so I'm a little shocked now.

But damn, I hope they figure it out before the kid is born. Broken homes generally don't do well for kids.
Could be biased info here but it seems like Maria Jose is selling her story/soul to the media while Feli stays aside from it.

Pirata.
05-28-2010, 02:42 AM
Could be biased info here but it seems like Maria Jose is selling her story/soul to the media while Feli stays aside from it.

Maria Jose went to the papers as soon as she could :rolleyes:

Feli has been pretty firm that his personal life is personal, and the only thing he said about it was in his presser the other day when he lost, and even did not name names :hug:

xxtennisxx
06-04-2010, 09:12 AM
this is an article I found these days...sorry if it's in spanish but in few words it says that some journalists saw feliciano and mireia canalda kissing with passion lyied on a bed in one bar near madrid last saturday From 1am till 3a.m......


"Los constantes rumores de infidelidad por parte de Feliciano no cesan desde que se ha conocido su ruptura con María José Suárez. Al tenista se le ha asociado con varias mujeres pero Feliciano no llega a desmentir ninguna de esas relaciones, incluso le hemos visto muy enfadado con el constante seguimiento por parte de la prensa que le están haciendo.

Sin embargo, Lydia Lozano ha soltado la bomba en el plató de 'Sálvame': "El sábado en Pozuelo de Alarcón en el bar Kumara entre la una y las tres de la mañana, estaban en una cama porque es un local que hay muchas camas, besándose apasionadamente Feliciano con Mireia Canalda. Y que hizo Mireia Canalda salió de la mano de otro, ese otro estaba sola a la media hora en un bar porque se había ido ella con Feliciano".

María José Suárez tras 5 años de relación con Feliciano 'se ha sentido chuleada'

También el reportero del programa Saúl Ortiz aportaba información tras haber mantenido una conversación con María José Suárez, donde ella se muestra muy dolida y muy enfadada con el tenista: "Ella le reprocha su falta de consideración en el tema del embarazo , porque ella cuenta que cuando le confesó a Feliciano que estaba embarazada, el tenista le pidió que abortara. Evidentemente, ella le dijo que seguiría con el embarazo y él en su lugar, le daba los apellidos, pero que se oponía a ese embarazo. Después de 5 años de relación con Feliciano se ha sentido chuleada, entre otras cosas por las constantes infidelidades.
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Además, le ha comentado que se sentía así porque Feliciano no era del todo cariñoso y le había sido infiel con varias mujeres. Tuvo un affaire con Sonia Arenas y otra presentadora.
"Con Anne Igartiburu salieron unas fotos hace tiempo, María José reconoce que fue una infidelidad", asegura el Saúl Ortiz.

Seville
06-06-2010, 12:09 AM
That article is terrible. According to it, Feli wanted Mª José to have an abortion. This was the last affront for her after his constant infidelity.

Seville
06-06-2010, 12:13 AM
Mireia Canalda (27), Cristiano Ronaldo's ex-girlfriend.

http://www.hola.com/famosos/2008/04/23/mireia-escassi/imgs/mireia-4a.jpg

AngelicWhite
06-10-2010, 10:32 AM
1. I wouldnt touch anything that Cristiano Ronaldo had first
2. Wasnt he out in England last weekend?


And does anyone know if the twitter account @feliciano_lopez is real?

Ales_Alessandra
06-10-2010, 10:56 AM
Yes it is! An yes, he was in London at the last weekend, getting ready for Grass season, but apparently the whole thing was at previous weekend!

CuriousCat
06-10-2010, 12:56 PM
Mireia Canalda (27), Cristiano Ronaldo's ex-girlfriend.
Not Cristiano, the Brazilian Ronaldo.

Seville
06-12-2010, 09:50 AM
Not Cristiano, the Brazilian Ronaldo.

Thanks for the correction.:yeah:
Footballers are all the same for me. I can only distinguish between Iker Casillas and the rest...

Ales_Alessandra
06-12-2010, 10:22 PM
Some words from Feli after the SF in Queens.

"No tengo nada que reprocharme"
Feliciano López aseguró que no tiene "nada que reprocharse" tras su derrota en semifinales ante el estadounidense Mardy Fish, un jugador al que, explicó, le cuesta mucho ganar.

"Ha jugado muy bien, yo no tengo nada que reprocharme. Yo he dado todo lo que tenía, pero creo que él ha sabido contrarrestar mi juego muy bien", dijo López, satisfecho por haber obtenido su mejor resultado en todas sus participaciones en este torneo.

"Ha habido momentos en que no veía la manera de meterle mano", explicó "Feli" sobre Mardy Fish, y describió al estadounidense como "muy sólido" durante todo el partido.

El de Toledo, de 28 años, tiene previsto viajar el lunes a Eastbourne "tranquilamente" para comenzar el tercer torneo de la temporada sobre hierba y llegar preparado al Gran Slam de ésa superficie.

Pese a las complicaciones impuestas por el estadounidense, con el que ha tenido tres últimos partidos "nefastos", según los calificó el propio Feliciano, el español había conseguido batir antes en dos ocasiones a este jugador, que ocupa actualmente la posición número 90 en el ránking mundial.

La primera fue en Tokio en el año 2002, cuando López consiguió una victoria por 7-6(3), 6-4 y, la segunda, en el torneo de Basilea (Suiza) en 2008, cuando lo logró por 7-6(9), 6-4.

La despedida de Feliciano en Queen's fue bastante dulce después de haber vencido el viernes en cuartos de final al número uno del mundo, su compatriota Rafael Nadal, que perdía su primer partido ante un español en más de dos años.


"I have nothing to reproach"
Feliciano Lopez said he has "done nothing wrong" after his defeat in the semifinals to American Mardy Fish, a player who, he explained, has a hard time winning.

"He played very well, I have nothing to reproach myself. I gave everything I had, but I think he has managed to offset my game very well," Lopez said, pleased to have obtained their best results in all units in that tournament.

"There have been times that he saw no way to get their hands," said "Feli" over Mardy Fish, and described the U.S. as "very solid" throughout the game.

The Toledo, 28, is scheduled to travel to Eastbourne on Monday, "calmly" to start the third tournament of the season on grass and come prepared to the Grand Slam of that surface.

Despite the complications imposed by the U.S., with whom he had three games "harmful", according to Feliciano called himself, had managed to beat the Spanish on two previous occasions this player, who currently occupies 90th position in the world ranking.

The first was in Tokyo in 2002, when Lopez won a 7-6 (3), 6-4, the second in the tournament in Basel (Switzerland) in 2008, when it reached 7-6 ( 9), 6-4.

Feliciano's farewell at Queen's was pretty sweet after winning on Friday in the quarterfinals to world number one and compatriot Rafael Nadal, who lost their first game against a Spanish at more than two years.

http://www.rtve.es/deportes/20100612/feliciano-lopez-queda-sin-final-queens/335320.shtml

Ales_Alessandra
06-25-2010, 11:20 PM
After today's match.
Feliciano López, eliminado por Jurgen Melzer
Se impuso al español por 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 y 6-4 en 2 horas y 29 minutos.

Feliciano López fue eliminado en la tercera ronda de Wimbledon por austríaco Jurgen Melzer, decimosexto favorito y semifinalista de Roland Garros, que se impuso al español por 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 y 6-4 en 2 horas y 29 minutos.

El verdugo del toledano tendrá como siguiente adversario al suizo Roger Federer.

Se queda con las ganas de jugar contra Federer

López aclaró que las molestias que había sentido en la rodilla izquierda en segunda ronda no le inquietaron hoy, y comentó que antes del encuentro con Melzer le pusieron una infiltración por un esguince leve en el ligamento interno.

"No pensaba que podía estar tan bien, pero no he tenido ninguna molestia", aclaró. Lamentó la oportunidad perdida de poder enfrentarse al suizo Roger Federer, número 2 del mundo y primer favorito, que hoy batió al francés Arnaud Clement.

"Habría sido un partido muy bonito, es una pena, pero hoy también he jugado con un rival que ha sido mejor, y me hubiera encantado jugar contra Federer en ese partido", confesó.

López, que dice que jugará la Copa Davis con España si Albert (Costa) le llama, analizó su choque con Melzer, un partido que inicialmente tenía "bastante controlado". "Empecé jugando muy bien y tuve muchas oportunidades de romperle el saque (...). Estaba para mí y de repente ha pasado totalmente al otro bando y yo no he sabido hacer algo diferente para cambiar la dinámica. Yo me he bloqueado un poco en este sentido", explicó.

Simplificando, afirmó que el austríaco "ha jugado mejor" que él. "Podría haber ganado el partido si llego a jugar al mismo nivel pero él me ha hecho un pequeño cambio, cuando me ha hecho el ''break'' y a partir de ese momento, el partido ha sido totalmente diferente. Él me ha sabido jugar mucho mejor, más preciso y yo tenía que haber sido más agresivo, mantener la línea del primer set", dijo.

Admitió también que en ningún momento en el segundo, tercero o cuarto set, tuvo "un poco de esperanza de poder volver al partido" y se rindió al hecho de que su oponente le "dio la vuelta".

También opinó sobre el larguísimo partido (11 horas y 5 minutos) disputado el jueves entre el francés Nicolas Mahut y el estadounidense John Isner. "A mí me encantó. Me pareció algo brutal y es buenísimo para el tenis, por la repercusión que ha tenido", dijo.
http://www.as.com/tenis/articulo/feliciano-lopez-eliminado-jurgen-melzer/dasten/20100625dasdasten_4/Tes

Seville
07-02-2010, 10:29 PM
María-José Suárez no longer expecting a baby

She has lost the baby. Sorry, I am too lazy to translate this...
http://www.libertaddigital.com/el-candelabro/la-modelo-maria-jose-suarez-pierde-el-bebe-que-esperaba-de-feliciano-lopez-1276396487/

Ales_Alessandra
07-02-2010, 11:35 PM
:awww: I guess they both can move on with their lifes. Despite all the drama that this history has become, I never expected this ending. Feel sorry for her, not sure about how Feli might be feeling about it.
DC next, in France!
Spanish army will be Fer, Feli, Ferru and Nico. France team will come with Monfils, Giles, Llodra and Bennetau. Unfortunately Jo is out, 2 months due injurey! It relly sucks for the game, good chance for the spanish team though!

xxtennisxx
07-06-2010, 05:30 PM
MARIA JOSE'S MESSAGE TO FELI FOR THEIR BABY...

"Ayer estuve en Madrid y quería ser yo quien te dijera que ya puedes estar tranquilo que mi embarazo no sigue adelante y no me parece ético que te enteres por terceros. No voy a hacer ningún tipo de declaración, ni exclusivas, ni programas. Quiero volver a ser la persona que fui antes de meterme en esta relación inmadura que me ha afectado psicológicamente hasta el punto de hacer cosas que iban en contra de mis principios por el simple hecho de devolver el daño que se me estaba haciendo con tanta indeterminación. Ni siquiera veo necesario que tengamos que hablar de esto, por eso he preferido mandarte este mensaje. Quiero terminar con esta guerra porque en el fondo de nuestro corazón los dos sabemos que ni tú ni yo somos malas personas para estar metiendo tanto odio a la gente que nos rodea. Yo ahora me siento un juguete roto pero en el fondo me alegro por ti porque no es mi intención joderte la vida. Sé feliz"

Ales_Alessandra
07-06-2010, 05:45 PM
WOW! :eek: Isn't it a phone msg? How did you find this? Did she release it for press or something? Still bad! :awww:

xxtennisxx
07-06-2010, 07:46 PM
WOW! :eek: Isn't it a phone msg? How did you find this? Did she release it for press or something? Still bad! :awww:

I just found it on this site ;)http://www.telecinco.es/salvame/detail/detail23840.shtml?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Ales_Alessandra
07-06-2010, 11:45 PM
Tks! It will take sometime for the press to leave it all behind!

CuriousCat
07-19-2010, 09:59 PM
Feliciano: "I have not spoken to Maria José but I suppose she is hurt, like me"
The player confirms he has not spoken with his ex-girlfriend after the abortion of this

07/15/1910 Telecinco.es

After the abortion suffered by María José Suárez, Feliciano Lopez, her former partner and father of the child, has made his first public statements. The player said he had no details on abortion and has realized that the model is hurt by all the things you are saying about the circumstances surrounding what happened. "It's not tasteful dish that are wondering about that," said the tennis player.

The tennis player Feliciano Lopez has made the first public statements after abortion suffered by his former partner, the model and María José Suárez. Approached by a reporter street, the player has made it clear that he was glad when he heard the news and has surprised everyone by saying that could not even talk to the host, which suggests that it has tried to get in contact with it.

Asked about the mood of his former partner, Feliciano said that nobody likes to lose a son and supposed to be hurt, just like him. The reporter also wanted to know what you think about the reasons for abortion, since it has been speculating about the alleged life "insane" that the model was wearing. The player has admitted that he knows nothing but supposed to be hurt. "It's not tasteful dish that are wondering about that," he added.

María José Suárez Feliciano confirmed their separation last April, and said it would continue with her pregnancy alone. Subsequently, due to speculation by its relationship with him, the model said she had no contact with him, with or without pregnancy. But the big blow came in early July when presenter confirmed the baby she lost. Some even claimed that the life he led was inappropriate for a pregnant woman.

http://www.telecinco.es/elprogramadeanarosa/detail/detail24045.shtml
(video included)

Carlita
07-30-2010, 12:44 PM
Jessica Bueno, novia de Feliciano López, habla por primera vez del tenista: 'Estoy muy contenta y feliz'

La bella andaluza presentó junto al cantante Hugo el videoclip de su último trabajo 'Nuevas Latitudes', en el que ella participa

http://www.hola.com/imagenes/famosos/2010073042182/feliciano/lopez/novia/0-137-492/jessicabueno1-b.jpg (http://www.hola.com/famosos/galeria/2010073042182/feliciano/lopez/novia/1/1/) Jessica Bueno es el nuevo amor del tenista Feliciano López y ha confesado estar muy 'contenta y feliz'

http://www.hola.com/imagenes/famosos/2010073042182/feliciano/lopez/novia/0-137-493/jessicabueno2-b.jpg (http://www.hola.com/famosos/galeria/2010073042182/feliciano/lopez/novia/1/2/)Jessica Bueno ha participado en el nuevo vídeo del cantante Hugo


La nueva pareja del tenista Feliciano López (http://www.hola.com/famosos/2010071942015/feliciano-lopez/nuevo-amor/vacaciones-marbella/1/), Jessica Bueno, Miss Sevilla 2010, es la persona que le ha devuelto las ganas de volver a enamorarse al deportista madrileño. Tras la ruptura con su ex, María José Suárez (http://www.hola.com/famosos/2010070125693/maria/josesuarez/pierdehijo/1/), el tenista pasó por una difícil situación e intentó refugiarse en su familia y en sus más allegados.

Pero parece que tras la tempestad viene la calma, y ahora es tiempo de eso, de tranquilidad y de apaciguar lo que en su día fue una tormenta de dimes y diretes. La ilusión se la ha devuelto la joven modelo Jessica Bueno (http://www.hola.com/famosos/2010072342113/jessica/bueno/feliciano/1/) con la que se le ha visto recientemente en las playas de Marbella en actitud muy cariñosa. Si el propio tenista comentó recientemente que había conocido a una chica con la que llevaba saliendo varias semanas, ahora ha sido la propia Jessica Bueno la que afirmó encontrarse feliz y contenta.

La espectacular modelo, sin querer entrar en demasiados detalles acerca de la relación que mantiene con Feliciano López, nos dijo: “Nunca me esperaba todo esto que se ha liado. Es más nunca he querido salir con Feliciano por Sevilla porque sabía que nos iban a retratar juntos y por eso preferimos irnos a Marbella, porque pensamos que allí íbamos a estar más tranquilos y alejados de los focos… Yo no quiero fama. A mí lo que me preocupa es poder llegar al certamen de Miss España. Estoy muy contenta y feliz”.

La bella andaluza presentó junto al cantante Hugo el videoclip de su último trabajo Nuevas Latitudes, en el que ella participa. Dónde estaré es el título de la canción que en la que aparece la modelo, una experiencia para ella bonita y diferente: “Me ha encantado trabajar con Hugo. Me he sentido muy bien, a gusto. Aunque yo me dedico a la moda, ha sido una nueva experiencia que me ha parecido maravillosa y me lo he pasado estupendamente haciendo el making of del video”.

Mientras Jessica se ocupa de sus compromisos de trabajo en España, Feliciano demuestra toda su habilidad en la pista de tenis de Los Ángeles en el torneo Farmers Classic, al que ha llegado con las pilas recargadas tras sus días de descanso en la playa.

http://www.hola.com/

Ales_Alessandra
07-30-2010, 01:51 PM
:tape:

Tks Carlita, anyway! :D

CuriousCat
07-30-2010, 04:52 PM
She looks awful on the 1st pic... :rolleyes: though it's just a photographer's fault I guess.

CuriousCat
09-06-2010, 11:21 AM
An Interview With: Feliciano Lopez
Sunday, September 5, 2010

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. I know it wasn't applicable today, but do you have any feelings on the best of five versus best of three in a Grand Slam? Do you like the best of five format?

FELICIANO LOPEZ: Best of five is very tough, I know, but we been playing best of five many years already. It's only a few tournaments that we play best-of-five sets.

So if they consider to change, they will have to change in all of the Grand Slams and Davis Cup, as well. This is what I think.

What I really think is that they do have to put tiebreak on the fifth in all of the Grand Slams. Here they do have, I guess.

Wimbledon, they don't have, which is -- I don't really understand why. French Open they do have.

Q. Wimbledon is the last.

FELICIANO LOPEZ: The only one, yeah.

Q. Why do you not like that? Because it can go...

FELICIANO LOPEZ: If you play best of five without a tiebreak in the fifth, it can be as Mahut-Isner match (Laughter.)

I think it's very, very tough to play best of five.

Q. You have a very good record in fifth sets. Why do you think that is?

FELICIANO LOPEZ: Because I play short points and I don't get tired. (Laughter.)

And I work hard physically.

Q. You beat Rafa at Queen's, and you can play him next round. Can you just discuss that match and how you think it would...

FELICIANO LOPEZ:It will be a nice match for me to play. Like we are playing tennis for being on that courts, on Arthur Ashe, playing against No. 1 player in the world, and that's a very nice opportunity for me.

I know Rafa is a great player, but if I play good and if I stay all the match there trying to play aggressive, I will have my chances. Of course it's gonna be very difficult, anyway.

Q. How do you like this surface? I mean, you're a very aggressive player, you're a very good server. How do you like this surface?

FELICIANO LOPEZ: I think it's a very faster than normal. Like compared to hardcourt events, this one is probably a little bit faster. Not much, but a little bit.

Q. Talk a little bit about the success of the Spanish players. Obviously they can play on all surfaces, but it's a very, very good week for everyone.

FELICIANO LOPEZ: Yeah, yeah, it's kind of surprising to have so many players in the fourth round. I think if Rafa wins, we will have one Spanish at least in the semis, because it's David and Fernando in the other half of the draw.

So, yeah. What can I say about Spanish tennis? It's always there. And since 1520 years ago, we are winning almost everything, no? Before we were the best on clay. Now we win on grass, on everywhere, no?

So it's gonna be one time that this is gonna be over and the people, they will have to accept.

Q. Did you practice with any of those guys the week of Open? I know you played LA last month, but were you practicing with any of the Spanish guys?

FELICIANO LOPEZ: I practice with all of the guys. Like I don't care to practice -- of course, we practice more with the Spanish players. Because they are friends and it's easier for us, no, to get in touch with them and to call them for practice or whatever, because we are almost together every day, and we go for dinner.

We say, Okay, we play tomorrow or we play on Monday. We spend a lot of time together, so we practice more together. But I like practicing also with the other guys. You have to check how the other guys also play, no?

I think it's good for the game.

Q. Do you think you are pushing one another to get better, that you are better because you have this competition within your country?

FELICIANO LOPEZ: You never know. Of course when you have people, more people to compete, you have to improve your game to get better. That's true.

I don't know if this is one of the reasons that make Spanish tennis to be very strong. Probably.

Q. I know this happened a few years ago, but when you went into Argentina and beat Del Potro in the Davis Cup final, that was a huge win. Did that do anything for you as a player or for your confidence?

FELICIANO LOPEZ: Oh, of course when you play Davis Cup finals and you playing against one player like Del Potro and you beat him and you win the Davis Cup, you feel so proud, no? You win like a World Cup for your country.

I don't find anything better than representing your country and winning the Davis Cup, especially on that away, when you play away, which is even more difficult. So of course that match gave me confidence, but like all of the matches that we play on Davis Cup.

Q. Do you think Nadal is gonna be able to figure out how to win this tournament here in New York eventually?

FELICIANO LOPEZ: I don't think it's gonna be an obsession for him at all. He just come here to play his best tennis, and as he normally does. It's not gonna be an obsession.

Of course if he wins here he will have the whole Grand Slam because he won already three of them, but I don't think he has to, you know, be focused only on that goal.

Q. You're a friend. Do you think he will figure it out? Do you think he will do it eventually?

FELICIANO LOPEZ: He will probably do it. I mean, he's still 24. A lot of years to play, so he will have the chance. I think so.

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/interviews/2010-09-05/201009051283724885076.html (video included)

CuriousCat
09-09-2010, 10:14 AM
An Interview With: Feliciano Lopez
Tuesday, September 7, 2010

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. How would you sum up your first experience on Ashe?

FELICIANO LOPEZ: Well, I think it's difficult to play out there, no, with the wind. Takes me a long to adjust to conditions. Took me almost one set and a half to start playing like I like to play because of I didn't play there. Rafa, he was more used to it, no? He played two matches already there. But is not an excuse. So I think he played very solid, and he plays better than me.

Q. You had said in the prematch that you had not had a lot of wind during your matches, but today was the worst of it for you?

FELICIANO LOPEZ: Well, I think in general I didn't play bad, but he played better in important points than me. First set I had Love 40 to get the break back and put the score 3 All. I didn't take this chance. And Rafa, he doesn't give you so many chances in one match. It was very difficult to play on the other side against the wind, and all the breaks came from this side. So that's probably the most important thing. I could not, you know, face it today.

Q. Besides just the stadium, is it at all different or strange to be playing well past midnight, to be playing at 1:00 as opposed to 1:00 p.m.?

FELICIANO LOPEZ: Yeah, yeah, of course. It's difficult. You have to be awake. It's a long day for Rafa and for me. But we knew it's gonna be like this, no? Probably we should have played a little earlier, but then Venus play before Clijsters, and then Clijsters played a long match. We went on the court very late, and of course we're not used to play very late.

Q. You don't practice at midnight ever?

FELICIANO LOPEZ: Not really (Smiling).

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/interviews/2010-09-07/201009081283965289125.html (+video)

Matt H
09-09-2010, 05:18 PM
Thank you, CuriousCat, for these interesting interviews with Feli! Great job in posting them.

Pirata.
09-09-2010, 08:56 PM
Feli is so cute in his pressers :)

FormerRafaFan
09-09-2010, 09:07 PM
Feli is so cute in his pressers :)

I know. He looked really good in the presser. He also had some nice replies. Love his smile too :drool: :hearts:

FlameOn
09-11-2010, 12:21 PM
Congratulations to Feli on his great run at US Open. :hearts: